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Old 08-18-2007, 03:40 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Do you airport card need to be on for this to work properly? or does it not effect it at all?

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hi,
thanks for responding.. sometimes i send some traffic from "send" but never from "received." i'm either in 3 or 5 bar area.. my friend gets it work everytime with his powerbook..

question:

on the "bluetooth mobile phone setup" page do you leave username, password, and GPRS CID string blank? because there are no instructions for that part..

i have no idea what i'm doing wrong
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:25 AM   #202 (permalink)
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Do you airport card need to be on for this to work properly? or does it not effect it at all?

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Won't affect anything. Feel free to turn it off to save your battery.
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:27 AM   #203 (permalink)
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Here is the log generated when I try to connect. Maybe this might help out.

===== Thursday, August 16, 2007 8:40:13 PM US/Mountain =====
Aug 16 20:40:16 ryans-computer pppd[541]: pppd 2.4.2 (Apple version 233-16) started by root, uid 501
Aug 16 20:40:22 ryans-computer ccl[542]: Connecting via BlackBerry 8100.
Aug 16 20:40:22 ryans-computer ccl[542]: Making EDGE connection.
Aug 16 20:40:25 ryans-computer pppd[541]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem
Aug 16 20:40:56 ryans-computer pppd[541]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests\n
Aug 16 20:40:56 ryans-computer pppd[541]: Connection terminated.
Aug 16 20:41:19 ryans-computer pppd[541]: disconnect script failed
That's the current state of affairs with most American carriers' version of OS 4.2.1. You can pull the battery on your phone briefly to solve the problem. I'm working on a better solution.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:00 PM   #204 (permalink)
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I been trying to get this to work for me. I followed the directions in this thread. I am using a TMO pearl, os .96 and a new macbook. Everytime i try and connect I get a "connection error, please check settings."

Does the script in this thread still work? I cannot figure this out..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I been trying to get this to work for me. I followed the directions in this thread. I am using a TMO pearl, os .96 and a new macbook. Everytime i try and connect I get a "connection error, please check settings."

Does the script in this thread still work? I cannot figure this out..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I think I figured out part of the problem. I copied the script into my library then in the modem scripts folder. However, when I go to select it from my drop down list, its not there??? What gives? Thanks
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I think I figured out part of the problem. I copied the script into my library then in the modem scripts folder. However, when I go to select it from my drop down list, its not there??? What gives? Thanks
A couple of things to check:
  • Did you copy it into the Modem Scripts folder off of the root folder of your hard drive? There's a Modem Scripts folder in your home folder as well, but putting the script there won't work. If your Mac asked you to authenticate when you copied the file, it's in the right place.
  • Did you download the script using 'Save As' or 'Download Linked File', rather than clicking on the link and saving the resulting page? Mac-formatted text files aren't handled very well by most browsers.
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A couple of things to check:
  • Did you copy it into the Modem Scripts folder off of the root folder of your hard drive? There's a Modem Scripts folder in your home folder as well, but putting the script there won't work. If your Mac asked you to authenticate when you copied the file, it's in the right place.
  • Did you download the script using 'Save As' or 'Download Linked File', rather than clicking on the link and saving the resulting page? Mac-formatted text files aren't handled very well by most browsers.
The script did authenticate, however, I think I opened the script then did a "save as." Maybe that is the problem. I will check when I get home tonight and post back. Thanks Much!!
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A couple of things to check:
  • Did you copy it into the Modem Scripts folder off of the root folder of your hard drive? There's a Modem Scripts folder in your home folder as well, but putting the script there won't work. If your Mac asked you to authenticate when you copied the file, it's in the right place.
  • Did you download the script using 'Save As' or 'Download Linked File', rather than clicking on the link and saving the resulting page? Mac-formatted text files aren't handled very well by most browsers.
I downloaded the linked file, took out the .txt, moved it into the modem scripts folder with the system X folder and the script is still not showing up in the modem drop down list??? This is driving me nuts.
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I downloaded the linked file, took out the .txt, moved it into the modem scripts folder with the system X folder and the script is still not showing up in the modem drop down list??? This is driving me nuts.
Have you tried rebooting? Ridiculous, I know, but for some people it's the only way to get the Bluetooth Preference Pane to acknowledge the script's existence.

If that doesn't work, check the permissions on the file - According to Get Info, it should be owned by system, but everyone should have read access.
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Have you tried rebooting? Ridiculous, I know, but for some people it's the only way to get the Bluetooth Preference Pane to acknowledge the script's existence.

If that doesn't work, check the permissions on the file - According to Get Info, it should be owned by system, but everyone should have read access.
still no dice... regarding the permissions, the first one is: You Can: "Read Only"

Owner: "System"

Access: "Read Only"

Group: (What do I put in here?) There is a drop down list...
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still no dice... regarding the permissions, the first one is: You Can: "Read Only"

Owner: "System"

Access: "Read Only"

Group: (What do I put in here?) There is a drop down list...
That should be fine. Group permissions shouldn't matter. Hmm. You've stumped me. Let me dig around a bit.
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That should be fine. Group permissions shouldn't matter. Hmm. You've stumped me. Let me dig around a bit.
Thanks GG. I appreciate you looking into this.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:56 PM   #213 (permalink)
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Hi,

Please, I followed the instructions on Use your BlackBerry Pearl as a Bluetooth Modem under OS X - Fibble.org and "almost" worked.

I used to have my Nokia 6131 as bluetooth modem with my MacBook and it was great.
Tried to do the same with my Pearl and I got this:

Thu Aug 30 15:46:44 2007 : Connecting via BlackBerry 8100.
Thu Aug 30 15:46:44 2007 : Making EDGE connection.
Thu Aug 30 15:46:47 2007 : Serial connection established.
Thu Aug 30 15:46:47 2007 : Using interface ppp0
Thu Aug 30 15:46:47 2007 : Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem
Thu Aug 30 15:46:48 2007 : Remote message: tim
Thu Aug 30 15:46:48 2007 : PAP authentication succeeded
Thu Aug 30 15:46:49 2007 : LCP terminated by peer
Thu Aug 30 15:46:52 2007 : Connection terminated.
Thu Aug 30 15:46:57 2007 : Serial link disconnected.

I called TIM in Brazil and they said that the service is not available for BlackBerry yet.

Question: is this possible?
If the Nokia 6131 worked, the same must happen for 8100, I guess, or am I wrong?


Thanks,
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Hi Fabio,

If you haven't already, try turning off PPP Echo Packets as described in the blog post you linked. Also, check to make sure you've got the right APN set up in both your phone and your Mac.

If neither of those work, turn on Verbose logging (also described in that blog post I believe) and post another log snippet - I'll see what I can do.
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I just joined here. I have been pulling my hair out ovet this. I had it done with my BB that I bought back in December. I just got a warranty replacement and it only works once at a time.

From what I've gathered, it's because of the OS on my newer BB. It's running v4.2.1.96 It seems that in order for the bluetooth modem thing to work, I have to pull my battery out every time I want to do it.

Is there a fix for this problem? Is there a way I can downgrade to the older version of the BB OS so I won't have this problem? HELP!!!
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I just joined here. I have been pulling my hair out ovet this. I had it done with my BB that I bought back in December. I just got a warranty replacement and it only works once at a time.

From what I've gathered, it's because of the OS on my newer BB. It's running v4.2.1.96 It seems that in order for the bluetooth modem thing to work, I have to pull my battery out every time I want to do it.

Is there a fix for this problem? Is there a way I can downgrade to the older version of the BB OS so I won't have this problem? HELP!!!
Currently, there's no fix. However, you can downgrade your OS. Check the sticky thread over in the 8100 forum about the latest OS version for instructions on how to do it. You'll have to track down a copy of an eariler OS release though.
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Angry Cingular-ATT change?

I used the instructions here and was successfully using my pearl to connect through Cingular/ATT (though I would get kicked off if it was idle for more than about 60 seconds). About a week ago, the connection really bogged down a few times. I tried rebooting the computer, then eventually I got the same "A modem error occurred. Please verify your settings and try again." each time I tried to log on. I wonder if ATT might have changed something with this access....
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I have:
Blackberry Curve (8300)
OS 4.2.2.89
Macbook Pro w/ OS 10.4.10

I'm seeing the same problems as others. After resetting the 8300 (remove/reinstall the battery), I can connect ONCE. On that first connection, I get about 30 seconds of data to transfer successfully and then everything appears to come to a screeching halt. Once I disconnect, if I try to reconnect without resetting the phone, I get around 10 of the these errors:

sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xdb6e9932> <pcomp> <accomp>]

and finally:

LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests

And then the script attempts to disconnect, which also fails:

Mon Sep 17 23:59:08 2007 : CCLWrite : +++
Mon Sep 17 23:59:11 2007 : CCLWrite : ATH0\13
Mon Sep 17 23:59:15 2007 : disconnect script failed

I do have the unlimited data plan with tethering option from AT&T. I can successfully use the 8300 tethered on the same Macbook running Windows XP Pro (using bootcamp) so I know the phone and data plans are working right.

Hopefully this information will help someone more knowledgeable figure out how to get this working on the Macbook.

Thank you!

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Old 10-02-2007, 01:23 AM   #219 (permalink)
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Red face Can't do it...

First of all, I'm with T-mobe's.
Secondly, I'm runnning OS 10.4.10 (MacBook).... and I don't really know shizzle about Mac's.

1st try: Followed instructions to the best of my abilities, opened Internet Connect, and got the message: "Could not establish a connection with PPP server," or something like that. Send PPP echo packets is unchecked, Use Verbose logging is checked, and I tried countless times to connect with no success.

Quickly browsed the thread to see what I've been doing wrong...
Saw something about "Authenticating" the file to put it into the Modem Scripts folder. Didn't "Authenticate" nothing when I copied the Blackberry 8100 file into the Modem Scripts folder. Then I noticed another Library folder in the System folder, which contained another Modem Scripts folder. So I moved the Blackberry 8100 to the System folder, then I "Authenticated" the file; then I tried to move the file into the Library folder, it wouldn't let me do it because "The library folder cannot be modified," or something to that tune. Am I going in the right direction with this?

Sorry this post is so wordy, but...
Am I doing this right at all?
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Yes, you are. I'm not sure why it won't let you put the file in that folder, though. Do you have to type a password to log into your mac after rebooting it?
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